An [FeIII30] molecular metal oxide

Alice E. Dearle, Daniel J. Cutler, Marco Coletta, Edward Lee, Sourav Dey, Sergio Sanz, Hector W. L. Fraser, Gary S. Nichol, Gopalan Rajaraman, Jürgen Schnack, Leroy Cronin, Euan K. Brechin

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Dissolution of FeBr3 in a mixture of acetonitrile and 3,4-lutidine in the presence of an amine results in the formation of an [Fe30] molecular metal oxide containing alternating layers of tetrahedral and octahedral FeIII ions. Mass spectrometry suggests the cluster is formed quickly and remains stable in solution, while magnetic measurements and DFT calculations reveal competing antiferromagnetic exchange interactions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date17 Nov 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Nov 2021


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